franceinfo junior. Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary

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Wikipedia turns 20 (illustration January 15, 2021)
Wikipedia turns 20 (illustration January 15, 2021) (LORENZO DI COLA / NURPHOTO)

Officially created on January 15, 2001, Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary this Friday. Often criticized but more used than ever, it is one of the most visited sites in the world. We come back to the history of this online, free and collaborative encyclopedia, with three students of CM1-CM2 at Stuart Mill school in Avignon in the Vaucluse.

What can we find in Wikipedia? Where does this name come from and who invented Wikipedia? Is the site still telling the truth? Ibrahim and his comrades pose their many questions to Marie-Noëlle Doutreix, lecturer in Sciences information and communication at the University of Lyon 2. She is the author of the book Wikipedia and current events. Information quality and collaborative standards of an online media (ed. Presse Sorbonne nouvelle). On this page, you can listen to this entire Wikipedia show.

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